Heriot-Watt University offers top-quality sporting facilities and is a great base for a children’s holiday camp located on the outskirts of the city. The university was the Sunday Times top University of the year and has recently opened the brand new ORIAM Sports Centre, which has two large sports halls, multiple activity rooms, a climbing wall, all-weather sports surface and large grass areas.
Originating from the School of Arts of Edinburgh, founded in 1821 as the world’s first Mechanics Institute, Heriot-Watt is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the UK, and gained university status by Royal Charter in 1966.
Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made us one of the top UK universities for business and industry.
The Edinburgh Campus combines a beautiful parkland site with all the attractions offered by one of the world’s great cities. With Scotland’s busiest airport and the UK’s largest train station outside of London, Edinburgh is easily accessible from both within the UK and internationally.
Indoor football pitches, sports areas and much more for kids
The brand new Oriam centre is built in the parkland setting of Heriot-Watt University’s extensive campus in the west of the city and includes; an outdoor synthetic pitch; five outdoor natural football and two rugby pitches; twelve court sports hall; a full size indoor 3G pitch, a fitness suite and a hydrotherapy facility.